论文题目
Shaping a root system: regulating lateral versus primary root growth.
作者
丁兆军
Author
Tian H, De Smet I, Ding Z.
刊物
Trends Plant Sci.
刊物页码
19,426-431
刊物类型
SCI
影响因子
11.8
发表时间
2014-07-01
内容
 Primary and lateral roots comprise root systems, which are vital to the growth and survival of plants. Several molecular mechanisms associated with primary and lateral root growth have been described, including some common regulatory factors for their initiation and development. However, in this opinion article, we discuss the distinct growth behavior of lateral roots in response to environmental cues, such as salinity, gravity, and nutrient availability, which are mediated via specific regulators. We propose that differential growth dynamics between primary and lateral roots are crucial for plants to adapt to the ever-changing environmental conditions.